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Recently I wanted to say that Wi-Fi is everywhere in a hotel. First, what came to my mind was "Wi-Fi is in the whole hotel", but it sounded very awkward to me. My second idea was "Wi-Fi is everywhere in the hotel". I want to know whether the first way is correct and if it sounds awkward, whether the second way is correct, and lastly what is the best way to say this.

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    If a hotel offers wifi, it offers it everywhere. If it is not available everywhere, it probably would say so. Unless this is a case where someone has tested the entire coverage area of the wi-fi within the hotel and you're trying to convey that it's been confirmed, then "they have wi-fi" is plenty understandable I think. Coverage area is wi-fi's thing. – John Sep 2 '16 at 17:59
  • @John they did not say anything. I had to ask. – Trismegistos Sep 2 '16 at 19:05
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    @John There are a lot of hotels that offer wifi, but only in the lobby area, not in the rooms. That's very common (and annoying) practice. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 2 '16 at 23:19
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    @John Having recently gone travelling around the world for half a year and booked about 25 hotels along the way, I'd have to disagree. If the hotel's site does not specifically say that wifi is available throughout the entire hotel, it is almost always safe to assume that it's only available in the lobby. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 2 '16 at 23:55
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    «If it is not available everywhere, it probably would say so.» @john no they don’t. I expect they will say “sorry about the coverage” and not update their claim. – JDługosz Sep 3 '16 at 10:44
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I would offer both

  • "Wifi is available throughout the hotel" (more idiomatic, as Wifi permeates/suffuses, and "throughout" is a good word to express that)

as well as

  • "Wifi is all over the hotel" (a different idiomatic choice, but suggests that it is made available in (many) discrete areas of the hotel, the boundaries of which are unclear and could include "everywhere")
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A common way of saying this is:

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

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if you're looking for something short, hotel-wide wifi.

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It can be expressed in different ways...

  • "wifi available anywhere on the premises."
  • "wifi available in all areas."
  • "wifi signal available in every room."
  • "wifi in all accommodations and public areas."

Your sentences are grammatical but not idiomatic.

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    Question doesn't mention anything about it being free! :) – Lemma Sep 2 '16 at 16:23
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    @Lemma These are only suggestions. If that service is charged, just omit "free". – Centaurus Sep 2 '16 at 16:24
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    Only the third one covers the intended meaning. 1 and 4 fail to mention where it's available. 2 suggests it is not available in the lobby and other common areas. And 5 is conceptually wrong because the rooms are part of the premises. – MSalters Sep 2 '16 at 17:48
  • Also, “in premises” is unidiomatic. – Anton Sherwood Sep 2 '16 at 19:31
  • I've edited and tried to improve the answer. – Centaurus Sep 3 '16 at 2:00
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When I run into similar "how do I say this better" type questions, I often either change the wording or the order. In this case, I'd change the order: "the whole hotel has Wi-Fi."

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That may work too:

Wifi (signal) is accessible anywhere in the hotel.

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    Welcome to the site and thanks for your contribution! Please provide an explanation of why this is the right answer, preferably by quoting a reference such as a dictionary. This makes your post more convincing and helps explain the meaning of the suggested word or phrase. The goal of Stack Exchange is to "build a library of detailed answers" to questions. One-line answers are not as useful because without a source or explanation, it's hard to tell if the answer is really correct. – herisson Sep 3 '16 at 22:53
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    Another thing to keep in mind: this post does not completely answer the original poster's questions (which included "I want to know whether the first way is correct and if it sounds awkward, [and] whether the second way is correct"). Incomplete answers are OK, but adding this information would improve your post. You can add more detail to your answer by clicking on the edit link. – herisson Sep 3 '16 at 22:55

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